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The baby name Aliyah is more commonly known as its alternative spelling Aaliyah. This was the name of an R&B singer. With either spelling, however, the name has both Hebrew and Arabic origins. Despite these classical origins, the name is actually now a top 200 name.

Meaning of the name Aliyah:

Hebrew: heavens, highborn, exalted
Arabic: royal

Origin of the name Aliyah:

The baby name Aliyah may have Hebrew or Arabic origins. In Arabic, it is the female version of the men's name Ali. In Hebrew, it is the word used for the ascension of the Jewish people to Israel, giving it a meaning of “exalted” or “heavens.”

Symbolism of the name Aliyah:

The baby name Aliyah means “royal” in Arabic as it has the same meaning of the boy name Ali. It has the meanings of “heavens,” “highborn,” or “exalted” in Hebrew as it comes from the word “alah” meaning “to exalt” or “to lift up.”

Style of the name Aliyah:

Classical

Gender of the name Aliyah:

Aliyah is a female baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Aliyah:

a-LEE-yah

Number of syllables in the name Aliyah:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Aliyah:

Aliyah feels regal, mature, and queenly. It is a beautiful name with almost an exotic touch as well.

Alternative spellings for the name Aliyah:

Nicknames for the name Aliyah:

Popularity of the name Aliyah:

The baby name Aliyah is not as popular as its alternate spelling Aaliyah, which is on the top 100 list. Aliyah itself is on the top 200 list at rank 189 as of 2020. It has been a top 200 name since 2008.

Related names for the name Aliyah:

Great middle names for Aliyah and their meanings:

  • Lauren (bay, laurel plant)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)
  • Torre (thunder)
  • Jade (stone of the side)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Denise (follower of Dionysius)
  • Danielle (God is my judge)

Famous people with the name Aliyah:

  • Aliyah O'Brien (actress, “FTL”)
  • Aliyah (ring name of Nhooph Al)

Aliyahs in popular culture:

  • Aliyah (name of episode of “NCIS”)
  • Aliyah Bishop (character from X-Men comics)
  • Aliyah Ahmed (character from “EastEnders”)